Monday, April 27, 2015
This is my entry for the CSI: Case File No. 162 Challenge!
This turned out to be quite fun and a bit challenging! I used all five colors and for the evidence, I used metal, circles, stripes, die cut and ink/paints. And, for the testimony, I used Presentation: place journaling inside something surprising.
I used pictures of my handsome son, beautiful daughter-in-law and adorable grandson.
Paper: 13 Arts Mental Vacation - Fields of Gold
Ink/Paint: Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress Paint; Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Paint; Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Paint; Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink Pad; Faber Castell Big Brush Pen Black on die cut
Mediums: Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Clear Gesso
Embellishments: Prima Red Wooden Clock; Prima Black Wire Thread; Silver Brad
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz Emporium Ephemera
Stencils: 13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid and Tattered Circles
Thanks for taking a peek!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hi - hope everyone has been having a wonderful week. The weather here in Illinois has been in the 60's this week and mostly sunny.
This layout is for a challenge at the Mixed Media Place blog - Exercise 7 titled The Power of One - which is to use 1 color, 1 stencil, 1 stamp and black/white. See below which I took from the blog. Also, there is a direct link under the picture below which will take you to the challenge.
The rules are simple:
- use 1 stencil;
- 1 stamp;
- then pick 1 colour - and you can use paint/mists/inks/pencils/beads/glitter/embellishments etc in your chosen color, plus black and white everything as well (for example when choosing a photo).
You can use varying SHADES of the one colour you choose, going from dark to light. You can add PATTERN by way of the stamp you choose, patterned papers, chipboard and the stencil you choose. You can also add detail with TEXTURE by way of pastes and gels, fibres, beads and embellishments.Once you start you will find you are not really that restricted, and many creative ideas will become evident.
Paper: White 12x12 card stock; Yellow and Black Cardstock and Scrap Pieces
Ink: Black Staz-On on edges and on stamp; Lindy's Yellow Rose of Texas and Midnight Rendezvous Raven
Stamp: Prima/Finnabair Vintage Vanity
Stencil: Prima Petite Florals
Mediums: Prima/Finnabair Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Light Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Flowers: Petaloo Botanical Yellow; Prima Yellow Flowers
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
I have a few journal pages to share with you. The top 2 sets were actually single pages I had left over from my last journal - but they would not fit into the journal as it was so full. So, I taped them to paper and added them to my new larger journal. The last set of pages were actually completed in my new journal - it is larger than the last one. I used a Donna Downey floral stencil for the texture and the two sets of tulips on the pages are napkins skinned down to a single layer and added with gel medium. I did use ink splatters on my page, but instead of spraying the whole page, I used Lindy's Magicals and just peppered the mica on the textures and misted with water. I did a bit of stamping with a Bo Bunny texture stamp and added some chipboard. All-in-all, I like how this set turned out. Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
This is more of a clean mixed media page - but I like how it turned out. I used Prima's new release Timeless Memories set.
Mediums: Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Light Modeling Paste
Paper: Prima Timeless Memories 12x12 paper kit (which includes chipboard, sequins, flowers, and more)
Inks: Prima Bloom Spray Glistening Waves and Prima Bloom Spray Gold Foil (which I mixed together with the Light Paste)(and for splatters) and created texture behind the picture and in the bottom right corner); Ranger Vintage Photo around the edges; Black Staz-On for stamping
Stamps: Prima/Finnabair Vintage Vantage and Limor Webber/Indigo Blue Rugged Edges
Misc.: Circles made with bottle cap; Chipboard/feathers/sequins - part of Prima's Timeless Memories Paper Kit
Thanks for Stopping by for a peek!
Friday, April 17, 2015
This layout is just for fun - I saw a layout by Amy Voorthuis and modeled this after hers - different colors, etc., but same idea. I did ask Amy's permission first and she graciously gave it
I had some really old Thicker letters that I was going to toss - but decided to use those since they would be gessoed and embossed. I used 3 of the April Lindy Stamp Gang colors and kept the background fairly clean.
Paper: Designer Paper Unknown - old and in my stash
Inks: Lindy's Stamp Gang Greased Lightin' Green; Magnolia Magenta Gold; and Summer Lovin' Sun; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo around edges of all papers; Black Staz On
Stamp: Prima Finnabair Vintage Vanity (stamped on the letters)
Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang Bonjour Butter and C'est la vie Cerise (embossed the letters0
Metal Embellishments: The Flying Unicorn Garden Bloom
Flowers: Prima Perle Bebe Almanac; Prima Paloma Melody;
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz Clockwork Stencil; Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen and Viva Decor Light Blue Pearl Pen; Navy Blue Skeleton Leaves
Mediums: Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Basics Modeling Paste Opaque Matte
Adhesives: Beacon's Fabri Tac and Hot Glue Gun
Thanks for stopping by and having a peek!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
HI - JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT A BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY ON THE BLOG OF AMY VOORTHUIS. SHE HAS A VIDEO POSTED THAT SHOWS ALL THE AWESOME ITEMS - AND THERE ARE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM!! HER BLOG LINK IS:
ZIP OVER AND CHECK IT OUT AND LINK UP YOUR NAME - THERE WILL BE ONE LUCKY PERSON. I KNOW I'M KEEPING MY FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED!
This is my April 2015 entry into Lindy's Stamp Gang monthly challenge. I used every spray color to make my background, a little texture with a stencil and I like how it turned out. I used a Venice Carnival picture from Pinterest - some of the masks and costumes at the Carnival are absolutely amazing! (You can click on the picture to enlarge). Below is the link to the April challenge:
Just click on the underscored link and it will take you directly to April's challenge. I have also attached the product link next:
Click on the underscored link under the sprays and it will take you to Lindy's shop. This month's colors are wonderful and they are:
Pink Ladies Pink
Inks/Sprays: Lindy's Stamp Gang Pink Ladies Pink, Summer Lovin' Sun, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Greased Lightin' Green and Tilt-a-Wheel Teal; Tim Holtz Broken Glass around the edges of the paper; Viva Decor Pearl Pens in Cream and Light Blue
Flowers: Prima Paloma collection - Melody; Prima Perle Bebe Almanac; Prima Coffe Break; Petaloo Texture Elements Blue Burlap
Stamps: Prima Finnabair VIntage Vantage; Prima Finnabair Bubbles
Stencil: Tim Holtz Bubbles
Embellishments: The Flying Unicorn metal pieces - Garden Bloom; Bo Bunny Rose Cafe Tag; Blue Skeleton Leaves; Dear Lizzy Hello
Adhesives: Beacon's Fabri Tac and Hot Glue Gun
Note: The designer paper is unknown - just from my stash.
Thanks for taking a peek - hope you like it.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Today I am sharing a 5" x 7" canvas I worked on yesterday. I used tons of metals from Flying Unicorn and Finnabair (Prima). The quote "Reality has limits - imagination is boundless." Unfortunately, I don't know to whom the credit of the quote should go - I've just seen it several times without an author. I added some texture, stamping and a few little faux gems. Thanks for taking a peek.
Canvas: 5x7 canvas board by Art Alternatives
Paper: Prima's Timeless Memories
Metals: The Flying Unicorn Country Garden metals; Prima Finnabair's Vintage Trinkets; Webster's Pages Cameo
Flowers: Prima Bristol Blooms Teal; Prima Coffee Break Flowers
Ink: Inka-Gold Gold; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo (around edges of canvas); Black Staz-On for stamping
Chipboard: Sentiment chipboard - Sa Crafters
Mediums: Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Art Basics Soft Matte Gel; Art Extravagance Copper Crackle Paste
Miscellaneous: Blue faux gems; Gold faux gem center of cluster; Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
Thanks for taking a peek!
Friday, April 3, 2015
This is a layout with a picture of my Mom and Dad. If you click on the picture of the layout -you can see the picture of them better. I used goodies from my Flying Unicorn kits for this layout. Thanks for taking a peek.
Paper: Monsieur Bertrand and Monsieur Antoine by UHK in Poland
Inks: Lindy's Stamp Gang Hydrangea Blue (sprayed over the bricks and then splattered later); Ranger Vintage Photo around papers and framed layers
Flowers: Prima: Cabriole White and Pearl Panache Blue Moon
Mediums: Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Art Extravagance White Texture Paste; Liquitex Liquid Gesso and Water for Splatters
Metals: Flying Unicorn
Misc.: Crafters World Mini Brick Stencil; Cheese Cloth; Braided Trim
These are the last 2 pages in my art journal, I am going to have to buy another one - or choose an old book for a redo - not sure yet what I'll decide. After I gessoed the pages and dried them, I did some background spritzing with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, dried between colors, found some old stamps and then colored the flowers and a few of the stalks with Inka-Gold colors. I typed up the words to a quote I like and distressed it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, as well as the edges of the journal pages.
Thanks for taking a peek.